With the release of the EOS M Canon addresses the demand for premium image quality in a compact body that’s fun and easy to use.
The EOS M has been developed alongside the new EOS 650D digital SLR camera and shares many components, including the 18 megapixel APS-C sensor with on-chip phase detection AF and the DiG!C 5 image processor. The removal of the mirrorbox assembly and viewfinder allows the camera to be around 50% lighter and significantly smaller (Height, Width and Thickness are reduced by around 18%, 33% and 59%, respectively, compared with the EOS 650D) while enabling the same high level of image quality. Quality extends to renowned EOS performance features including outstanding low-light shooting with an ISO range of 100–12800 expandable to 25600 (H) and 4.3 frame-per-second high-speed burst shooting (One Shot AF).
The Canon EOS M comes with and Canon 18MP APS-C image sensor, DiG!C 5 image processor and Hybrid CMOS AF system and more:
- DiG!C 5 Image Processor
- 18.0 mega pixel Canon-developed CMOS sensor
- ISO 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
- FULL High Definition movies using Live View
- Movie Servo AF
- 3.0″ TFT Liquid Crystal LCD Touch Screen
- Seven Creative Art Filters
- Continuous smooth shooting speed of 4.3 fps
- Compatible with EFM, EF & EF-S lenses
- 31 point AF for ultra sharp images
Canon’s new shooting modes (Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control and Multi-Shot Noise Reduction) take multiple pictures, and combine them – in camera – to help capture a wider dynamic range, minimise the image grain or noise, and produce more vivid colours so landscapes and city scenes are as breathtaking as when seen in person.
Canon’s Scene Intelligent Auto mode analyses the scene being shot, taking into account faces, colours, brightness, movement and contrast, to select appropriate camera settings for the best possible image.
The EOS M camera employs Canon’s Hybrid CMOS AF system to deliver fast autofocus speed for both photos and videos. The Hybrid CMOS AF system truly shines when shooting video with EOS Full HD Movie mode including Movie Servo AF for continuous autofocus and tracking of moving subjects. Thanks to Canon’s new Stepping Motor (STM) technology, when using either of the new M-series lenses the AF system remains silent, helping ensure users only capture the sound of the scene being recorded. The EOS M also features a built-in stereo microphone, which includes an attenuator function to reduce audio distortion in extra loud situations.
Along with the EOS M camera, Canon is also introducing a new series of lenses for the device that leverage Canon’s STM technology, allowing the lenses to smoothly and silently focus and, when used in combination with the Movie Servo AF feature, achieve continuous AF while recording video. The STM technology in both new lenses quietly achieves focus and allows the camera’s stereo microphone to only record the sounds of the scene being shot and not the whir of the AF typical in other interchangeable lens cameras.
With an Lens mount adapter you can use of more than 60 EF and EF-S lenses. Canon launches also two new dedicated EF-M lenses: 18-55mm standard zoom and ultra-compact 22mm pancake
The EF-M 22mm f/2 STM ultra compact pancake lens is ideal for shooting still scenes such as family portraits or travel locations. The fixed focal length lens boasts an incredible aperture of f/2.0 and, when combined with the camera’s APS-C image sensor, provides beautiful background blur for both stills and video. For a bit more focal range versatility, Canon is also introducing the new EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM standard zoom lens, which provides a great zoom range for general use with photographing or video recording family and friends. Both lenses are designed specifically for use with the EOS M camera.
In addition to the two lenses, any of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses can be used with the EOS M camera with the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M. Using the adapter allows the camera to be fully integrated into the EOS ecosystem of more than 60 Canon EF and EF-S lenses, adding creative options and versatility to this powerful camera. Also, when shooting EOS movies, the adapter allows key features such as Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects to be used.
The EOS M will be available through Canon retailers from early October 2012